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News Release

For immediate release - January 27, 2020

Top February events

 

Check out the top February events! All free.
Full calendar of all library events
here


Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Chef Warren: Love Your Veggies!
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 @ 11am – 12pm
All ages
Needing more vegetables in your diet? Learn how with
Chef Warren who will demonstrate the delicious art
of plant based cooking! Chef Warren is an award
winning author of two cookbooks. Free samples will
be given to attendees after demonstration.


Astor County Library
Cooking Demo: Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2020 @ 11am
Teens & Adults
Learn how to make this quick yet elegant
appetizer that makes you look like an expert! Free
samples provided to attendees after demonstration.


Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library
Computer Class: Basic Microsoft
Recurring every first Monday
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Adults Join this class to learn basic tips and
tricks on how to use Microsoft Office. The
instructor is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Cagan Crossings Community Library
Recurring every Monday
Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
All ages
Unplug from technology for a while and come join
us for all kinds of tabletop games: card games,
board games, and everything in between. For
families of all ages; even the grandparents!


Eustis Memorial Library
Focus on Fixed Income (Financial Literacy Series)
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 @ 10:30am – 11:3am
Adults
Learn how to create a steady and reliable income
stream during this educational financial seminar!
This program is a part of the library's monthly
Edward Jones Financial Literacy Series.


Paisley County Library
Story Time
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 10am – 11am
Children
All month we will be celebrating Black History Month
and famous figures during story time! Complete
with stories, songs, dancing and puppet shows.


Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library
Story Time
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 10:30am – 12pm
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 10:30am – 12pm
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 10:30am – 12pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 10:30am – 12pm
Ages 0-5
Bring the little ones for a fun story time! Be sure
to join us for “Be My Valentine Story Time” on Feb. 12!
The child wearing the most red will win a prize. Valentine’s
card exchange, craft and snacks.


Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Canasta
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 1:15pm – 4:30pm
Adults
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, come join the fun!


Lady Lake Public Library
Read with Scarlett
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 3pm – 4pm
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 3pm – 4pm
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 3pm – 4pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 3pm – 4pm
Children
Come and read to Scarlett, a beautiful
Golden Labrador therapy dog who just
happens to love books!


Cagan Crossings Community Library
Builder's Club
Recurring every Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 4pm – 5pm
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @ 4pm – 5pm
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 4pm – 5pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 @ 4pm – 5pm
Ages 2-12
Join the club! Kids are invited to drop in after
school for some hands-on building fun! Build
with one of the library's building sets including
LEGOs, LEGO Board Games, DUPLOs, K'NEX,
TinkerToys, SmartMax Magnets, KEVA Contraptions
and more.


Fruitland Park Library
Meet & Greet with Dr. Nitza Alvarez
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 @ 4pm – 5:30pm
Adults
Dr. Alvarez introduces her innovative comprehensive
guide that will help women understand their risk of
heart disease for the first time. Her book “Heels vs. Ties”
will be available for purchase.


Umatilla Public Library
Five-week Quilting Course (last two classes below)
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 1pm – 3pm
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 1pm – 3pm
Adults
Finally learn how to quilt! Taught by local artist
Sandi June for beginners and intermediate learners.
Registration required. Call the library at 352-669-3284.


W.T. Bland Public Library
Valentine Make & Take
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 3pm - 5pm
Ages 0-12
Bring the kids for this fun Valentine’s craft
event! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


Cooper Memorial Library
Clermont Ukuleles
Recurring every Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 @ 5pm – 7pm
Adults
Dust off that ukulele of yours and
jam out at this session! Geared towards
intermediate and advanced players.
Ukuleles are also available to borrow in our catalog.


Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Children’s Story Time
Recurring every Friday
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 @ 11am
Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 11am
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 11am
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 @ 11am
Join us for books and rhymes about
love and caring, and stay for play time
and sharing! Be sure to check out our big
Valentine’s Day Story Time on February 14.
All story times are held at the Minneola City Hall:
800 US-27, Minneola, FL 34715.


Umatilla Public Library
Art Group
Recurring every Friday
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 @ 4pm – 6pm
Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 @ 4pm – 6pm
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 4pm – 6pm Friday,
Feb. 28, 2020 @ 4pm – 6pm
Ages 0-7
Build your children’s confidence and let
their creativity shine! Each meeting will
feature an art project. Free supplies provided.


Tavares Public Library
Monthly Poetry Series: Love Poetry
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 @ 2pm
All ages
Enjoy readings performed by Laura Sobbott Ross,
Lake County’s first poet laureate and a creative mix
of local artists. The series will conclude in April with a
poetry contest. Contact the Tavares library for poetry
contest info.


Leesburg Public Library
Adulting 101: Basic Home Repairs
Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 @ 5pm – 6:30pm
Tweens & Teens
Learn how to install simple light fixtures, fix
a dripping faucet and more! Taught by
Dennis McGee, owner of Mr. Handyman in Leesburg.
Other Adulting 101 classes are available on the
second and fourth Mondays now through April 2020.


Astor County Library
National Inventors Day Demos
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 @ 3pm – 4:30pm
Ages 5+
Celebrate National Inventors Day, highlighting
the work of famous Black inventors!


East Lake County Library
Living on Canvas
Recurring every second and fourth Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 @ 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 @ 6pm – 8pm
Adults
Learn new painting techniques and unearth
your hidden talent in this beginner’s class!
Participants must bring own supplies (11 x 14 canvas,
acrylic paints, brushes). Some materials are available.
Registration required. Call the library at 352-383-9980.


East Lake County Library
Home School Adventure – Wildlife Hike
Recurring every second Thursday
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 10:15am – 12:30pm
All ages
Learn about the ecosystems and species
of Central Florida! The group visits a new
park each month. February’s adventure will be
at the Neighborhood Lakes Reserve. Tours are
guided by park ranges and a trades crew leader
from the Lake County Park & Trails department.


Tavares Public Library
Monthly Concert Series: Sounds of Spain
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 12:30pm
All ages
Brian Hayes is a virtuoso classical guitarist
who performs throughout Florida. His extensive
selection of music includes Spanish-romantic guitar,
European classical, bossa nova, jazz, contemporary,
and flamenco.


Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Valentine's Day Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 4pm – 5pm
Children
Kids of all ages are invited to make
a gift and a Valentine’s card to take
home to give to someone special.
Free supplies are provided.


Cooper Memorial Library
Whispering Tree Concert
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @ 6pm - 7pm
All ages
Enjoy a blend of contemporary
folk-rock music from this talented duo.


W.T. Bland Public Library
Annual Piatigorsky Concert
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 @ 4pm - 5pm
All ages
The Piatigorsky Foundation is dedicated to
making live classical music an integral part of
everyday life for communities throughout the
United States. This year's musician is violinist
Linda Rosenthal, who performs throughout
North America, Europe and Asia. Sponsored
by the Mount Dora Library Association.


Lady Lake Public Library
Baby Story Time
Recurring every third Friday
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 9:30am – 10am
Ages 0-2
This program will help your child
take their first steps into early literacy.
Enjoy songs, books, and finger plays.


Fruitland Park Library
Social Security & You
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 @ 1pm – 3pm
Age 55+
Learn about impacts of social security including
qualifications, age, continued work, taxes, death
and more. Light refreshments will be served.
Registration required. Call the library at 352-360-6561.


Paisley County Library
Tacos al Pastor Demo
Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 @ 11am
Teens & Adults
In celebration of Mexico's Flag Day, we're
demoing and dishing up Al Pastor! These
tacos were brought all the way from
Lebanon to Mexico, and feature flavors
from the Middle East and indigenous
Central Mexico! iQue sabroso!


Eustis Memorial Library
5 Sneaky Causes of Weight Gain
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 @ 1pm – 2pm
Adults
Are you eating well and staying active, but noticing
that the scale keeps creeping up? Learn about
five potential pitfalls that may be causing
you to gain during this informative seminar,
part of the library’s monthly Wellness series.


Leesburg Public Library
WWII Veterans History Project
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
Presentation at 1pm
Traveling Museum open until 4pm
All ages
The WWII Veterans History Project, Inc. is
a nonprofit organization that strives for historic
preservation of the memories of the men and
women who saved our country and the world
during the Second World War. Founder
Benjamin Mack-Jackson speaks at 1pm.  

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Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist
352-253-6180
klyttle@mylakelibrary.org

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